Endoscopic mucosal resection is a less invasive alternative to surgery for removing abnormal tissues from the lining of the digestive tract. These tissues may be:

  • Early-stage cancer
  • Precancerous lesions, abnormal tissues that may become cancerous

Endoscopic mucosal resection is usually performed by a specialist in digestive system disorders (gastroenterologist) who has expertise in this technique.

Sep. 29, 2011